Dhaka, Oct 21 (UNB) – A 22-day a group art exhibition of oriental art titled Praccher Prachin Dhara (Ancient Lineage of the East) will begin at the Gallery Cosmos in the city’s Mohakhali area on Tuesday.
Rensje Teerink, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh, will inaugurate the exhibition as the special guest.
The show was dedicated to Artist Kalidas Karmakar who passed away on Friday following a cardiac arrest.
The exhibition will showcase 25 artworks of as many artists.
The participating artists are Nasreen Begum, Elham Huq Khuku, Rubina Akhter, Afrozaa Jamil Konka, Nasima Khanam Queenie, Dilruba Latif Rosy, Trivedi Gopal Chandra, Dr Mizanur Rahman Fakir, Dr Sushanta Kumar Adhikary, Md Abdul Aziz, Fahmida Khatun, Malay Bala, Kantideb Adhikary, Zahangir Alom, Sumon Baidya, MD Nazmul Haque Bappy, Iskindar Mirza, Tanjima Tabassum Easha, Amit Nandi, Md Nazmul Hasan, Nahida Nisha, AKM Golam Ullah Nishan, Samina Zaman, Saahahaz Akther Pinky and Fahmida Haque Mahi.
The exhibition will remain open from 12pm to 8pm every day till November 10.
Newport, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence got married over the weekend in Rhode Island during a ceremony and reception studded with Hollywood stars.
The "Hunger Games" star tied the knot with New York art dealer Cooke Maroney on Saturday at a Newport, Rhode Island, mansion.
Lawrence's publicist confirmed to The Associated Press that the wedding took place, but did not provide additional details.
People.com reports that Emma Stone, Kris Jenner and Amy Schumer were among the 150 guests at Belcourt Castle, which is owned by Carolyn Rafaelian, owner and founder of the jewelry company Alex and Ani.
The Newport Daily News reports that about 100 fans stood outside the mansion hoping to catch a glimpse of a celebrity.
Los Angeles, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — The Walt Disney Co.'s "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" knocked "Joker" out of the No. 1 spot at the box office, but just barely.
Studios on Sunday say the film starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning grossed an estimated $36 million in North America and $117 million internationally in its first weekend in theaters. The first film had a much stronger domestic showing, opening to nearly $70 million domestically in 2014, and the sequel was expected to earn more stateside. Although
"It's not as strong as we hoped domestically, but it's a good start for October and we have a great window leading into Halloween," said Cathleen Taff, Disney's president of theatrical distribution. "Most encouraging is the fact that audiences seem to be responding very positively."
The A CinemaScore — in contrast to the mixed critical reviews — suggests that the film could have a longer life at the box office.
Although it fell to second place after two weekends at the top, Warner Bros.' "Joker" continues to hold strong at the box office. It added $29.2 million in its third weekend in North America. The villain origin story has grossed over $247 million domestically. Worldwide, it's earned $737.5 million, and has already surpassed the lifetime grosses of "Justice League" and "Suicide Squad."
Now the big question is whether the R-rated film will make it to $1 billion, but with a $55 million production budget, it's already a massive hit for the studio and will likely also become director Todd Phillips' highest-grossing film too.
"It's already in territory that nobody thought it would get to. It's achieved a box office that is above the wildest expectations of the studio and analysts," said Paul Dergarabedian, Comscore's senior media analyst. "Even if the box office stopped right now it's an absolute, unqualified success."
Third place went to another new sequel, Columbia Pictures' "Zombieland: Double Tap" with $26.7 million. The R-rated comedy comes 10 years after the original, reuniting Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson with director Ruben Fleischer.
"Three films earning over $25 million, that doesn't happen very often," Dergarabedian noted, although the weekend is down from last year when "Halloween" opened to over $76 million.
In notable landmarks, "Hustlers" crossed $100 million domestically this weekend. It's the second STX film to do so this year after "The Upside."
And buzzy, awards-friendly indies are continuing to thrive. "Parasite," which opened last weekend, added $1.2 million. This weekend, Taika Waititi's Nazi satire "Jojo Rabbit" opened in five theaters with a strong $350,000, the black and white Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe mindbender "The Lighthouse" earned $419,764 from eight theaters, and "Jay & Silent Bob Reboot" grossed $93,520 from one screen this weekend.
But the year is still down 5% from last year.
"It was a great weekend for sequels and great weekend for indie movies," Dergarabedian said. "But we're still struggling to get ahead of last year. We're racing to the finish line here. We've only got 11 weekends left to go."
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.
1."Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," $36 million ($117 million international).
2."Joker," $29.5 million.
3."Zombieland: Double Tap," $26.7 million.
4."The Addams Family," $16.1 million.
5."Gemini Man," $8.5 million.
6."Abominable," $3.5 million.
7."Downton Abbey," $3.1 million.
8."Judy," $2.1 million.
9."Hustlers," $2.1 million.
10."It: Chapter Two," $1.5 million.
New York, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — Naomi Wolf and her U.S. publisher have split up amid a dispute over her latest book, "Outrages."
Wolf and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced separately Friday that they had "mutually and amicably agreed to part company" and that Houghton would not be releasing "Outrages." Neither Wolf nor Houghton immediately provided additional comment beyond the publisher confirming that rights for "Outrages" had reverted to Wolf, who can now pursue a deal with a new publisher.
Houghton had delayed a planned June release of "Outrages" after questions emerged over the scholarship of the book, which centers on the treatment of gays in Victorian England. Houghton initially planned to publish "Outrages" as scheduled, but soon changed its mind, announcing that "new questions have arisen."
"Outrages" had already come out in the United Kingdom when Wolf was challenged in May by a BBC interviewer over whether she had wrongly interpreted that some gays had received the death penalty. Wolf has acknowledged some errors, but contended they were fixable and openly objected to the postponement. She even promoted "Outrages" on her own in the U.S., with attendees offered the chance to buy the UK edition.
Publishers rarely fact-check books, citing time and expense. Wolf, known for such best-sellers as "The Beauty Myth" and "Misconceptions," has had her scholarship challenged before. In "The Beauty Myth," she wrote that anorexia caused the deaths of 150,000 women a year, a number widely regarded as inflated.
Albuquerque, Oct 20 (AP/UNB) — "The Casagrandes," Nickelodeon's new original animated series that centers around an 11-year-old girl trying to survive a big city, is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family.
The long-awaited spin-off from the network's popular animation series, "The Loud House," premiered Monday and comes as more networks are taking chances on Latino-themed shows.
In this series, Ronnie Anne and her family — an older brother and single mother — leave the suburbs to move in with their large family in the fictional Great Lake City. The apartment is located above The Casagrandes bodega, owned by Ronnie Anne's grandpa, and in front of a subway track.
The skateboarding Ronnie Anne works to adjust to her new surroundings while shunning a female cousin's attempt to dress up with urban style and making new friends in a multicultural city.
Unlike previous cartoons with Latinos like Fox's 2016 "Bordertown" series, "The Casagrandes" seeks to tackle family-oriented themes like love, friendship, and jealousy. Family members, including Ronnie Anne's nurse mom, work to navigate limited space in a crowded apartment amid uncertainty and humor.
Miguel Puga, the show's supervising director, said the idea for the series came after Ronnie Anne's character was introduced on "The Loud House" and writers started thinking about a spin-off with a new family.
"I said, "let's make them Mexican American'," Puga said. "They started to listen, and we went from there."
Puga, a first-generation Mexican American, lived among a large family in a house as a child. To make the cartoon feel authentic, he shared his experience growing up in East Los Angeles and how his home was always crowded with family and parties. Nickelodeon executives bought in.
"I just pitched them on how it was going on and they loved it," Puga said.
Yet, Puga wanted to get more Latino artists involved. So, he reached out to syndicated cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, who was a consulting producer on the Oscar-winning 2017 animated Disney/Pixar feature "Coco."
Alcaraz agreed to join the series as a consulting producer and a writer. He wrote an episode focusing on the "Day of the Dead" and how different cultures tackle the death of loved ones.
Still, not all episodes deal with serious topics. Sometimes the family's talking parrot gets into trouble and runs up bills. Other times, an uncle disappears into the night and relives his previous life as a skateboarder.
But most of the time, Ronnie Anne is working to solve a problem and learn a lesson.
"We make sure this is a lot of love in these episodes," Puga said.